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Ashford pol 201 week 1 dq 1 separation of powers checks and balances

  1. 1. ASHFORD POL 201 Week 1 DQ 1 Separation of PowersChecks and Balances PLEASE DOWNLOAD HERESeparation of Powers/Checks and Balances. For much of 2011 and 2012,public dissatisfaction with Congress rose to all time highs, with 70-80%expressing disapproval with how Congress does its job. Many commentators notethat Americans are fed up with Washington "grid-lock" that makes governmentapparently unable to address important problems. Other observers believe thatthe national government is acting according to its design, based on separation ofpowers and checks and balances.In your initial post of at least 200-250 words, analyze how the U.S. Constitutionimplements separation of powers and checks and balances. Briefly explain whythe constitutional framers based the new government on these ideas. Evaluatehow separation of powers and checks and balances are working out in practice,today, justifying your assessment with persuasive reasoning and examples.Fully respond to all parts of the question. Write in your own words. Support yourposition with APA citations totwo or more different resources required for thisdiscussion.By Day 7, respond to at least two of your classmates initial posts. Your peerresponses each must be at least 75 words. They must demonstrate criticalthinking (e.g., ask a relevant question about your peers post while explaining whyyour question is significant, or state a perspective that contrasts with your peerswhile explaining or justifying your position).

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